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Tim Vidra

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I’ve shared a couple of simple cork projects here on Aftertaste – you might remember the wine cork garden markers or the wine cork magnets. With the official start to autumn comes the first stretch of holiday gatherings, and when each has come to a… [Read more...]

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Here’s another simple but useful project to use up some wine corks you have sitting around. Last time, I showed you how to make magnets out of wine corks; now, use some remaining corks to mark out your herbs and flowers… [Read more...]

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Most wine drinkers have that big glass jar full of corks. Ok, so maybe there are some that have corks but they are not on display — they’re in a big box hidden in the closet, attic or garage. Or… [Read more...]

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Growing up and living near the Chesapeake Bay, picking and eating blue crabs has always been a summer ritual and right of passage in my world. All you really need is a picnic table, some newspaper, fresh steamed local crabs and a little patience. [Read more...]

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Oyster Po' Boy

Since sharing my method for restoring and seasoning cast iron pans, I’ve had my heart (and stomach) set on frying up some oysters, namely Skillet-Fried Oyster Po’ Boys. The Po’ Boy is one of those classic sandwiches, rich with history — many might claim it originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans. You’ll find several variations on this old favorite from soft shell crab to shrimp and catfish to name a few. Today we’ll concentrate on my favorite version. [Read more...]

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